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    ^^ Oh brother. How do you get through doorways with a head so big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdgirl View Post
    ^^ Oh brother. How do you get through doorways with a head so big.
    I wouldn't know, since I have no big head. I guess we'd have to turn to you
    for advice on that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdgirl View Post
    ^^ Oh brother. How do you get through doorways with a head so big.
    Weren't you the one just agreeing that things shouldn't get personal? Wasn't that a 'personal 'shot at HWBL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdgirl View Post
    ^^ You're completely missing the point. McCain isn't being advised by these same people.
    Au contraire! McCain's being advised by lobbyists for Fannie and Freddie.
    McCain has been quick with fiery, populist-tinged speeches. But one thing has been missing: any acknowledgment that McCain's own campaign has been loaded with the type of people he's been denouncing. (The McCain campaign did not respond to a request for comment; we will update the post if they do.) As Mother Jones previously reported, former Senator Phil Gramm, McCain's onetime campaign chairman, used a backroom maneuver in late 2000 to slip into law a bill that kept credit default swaps unregulated. These financial instruments greased the way to the subprime meltdown that has led to today's economic crisis. Several of McCain's most senior campaign aides have lobbied for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. And the Democratic National Committee, using publicly available records, has identified 177 lobbyists working for the McCain campaign as either aides, policy advisers, or fundraisers.
    MotherJones Blog: McCain Attacks Wall Street Greed—While 83 Wall Street Lobbyists Work for His Campaign

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    If the Repubs hated the bill so much, they had 8 years to change it and they did nothing.

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